Washington, D.C
Oct 20, 2019
Oct 29, 2019
Audit and Tax
Full Time


Basic Function: Assists in conducting performance, compliance and financial-related audits of LSC operations and LSC grant recipients. Assists with other projects including quality control reviews, financial statement reviews and oversight, and other engagements. Conducts work in accordance with Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), AICPA standards and OIG guidelines.

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Reports to, and receives day-to-day guidance and assignments from an Audit Manager and/or the auditor-in-charge (AIC) of the assigned project.

Travel is required and a portion of the work occurs onsite at various Legal Services Corporation grantee locations throughout the U.S. and its territories.

Incumbent is expected to gain insight and knowledge into audits of grants and related financial matters of the LSC. As experience is gained, incumbent is expected to apply increased judgement and discretion to accounting and auditing issues and make recommendations to their Audit Manager for resolution and disposition.

  • Serves as member of audit teams.
  • Performs specified audit tasks.
  • Researches applicable laws, directives, regulations, manuals and audit reports to gain knowledge of areas being audited.
  • Obtains, assembles, and organizes background information for conducting audits.
  • Participates in developing audit plans and programs.
  • Performs audit steps as set forth by supervisor.
  • Conducts interviews. Participates in discussions and briefings with auditees.
  • Gathers, analyzes, and synthesizes information.
  • Prepares audit documentation in accordance with standards and OIG guidelines.
  • Briefs audit team members, supervisor, and OIG management on results of analysis and reviews.
  • Makes recommendations to supervisor on findings and recommendations related to audit work. Drafts audit report sections as assigned.
  • Communicates effectively with audit team and OIG and LSC contacts.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel is required and a portion of the work occurs onsite at various Legal Services Corporation grantee locations throughout the U.S. and its territories.

    Supervisory status

    Promotion Potential


    Conditions of Employment



    Strong oral and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to prepare written products that require minimal editing; flexible, self-motivated, capable of self-management, and exceptional attention to detail; strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to gather, organize, and analyze data to make informed decisions on accounting and auditing issues; ability to work on multiple projects with shifting priorities under tight deadlines; unimpeachable integrity and personal ethics; ability to systematically organize and catalogue data and information; ability to work in high performance/high morale teams and fostering teamwork and effective collaboration.


    Technical/Specialized :
    Entry-level: A bachelor's degree in accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included, or was supplemented by, 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to six hours of credit in business law. Strong knowledge of accounting and auditing principles, concepts and practices.

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    Resume and cover letter.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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